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Murray toppled in Paris

Andy Murray, pictured, had no answer to Novak Djokovic (AP)

Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray in straight sets to book his place in the semi-finals of the BNP Paris Masters on Friday.

Brother willing to die in Syria

Abubaker Deghayes speaking from his home after he said that a second of his sons had been killed in war-torn Syria

A young British jihadi whose two brothers have died fighting in war-torn Syria tonight revealed he was willing to suffer the same fate.

Pilot dies in Virgin rocket crash

This image from video by KABC TV Los Angeles shows wreckage of what is believed to be SpaceShipTwo in southern California's Mojave Desert (AP/KABC TV)

One pilot has died and another is seriously injured after a rocket belonging to billionaire Sir Richard Branson's space tourism venture crashed during a test flight .

Ferdinand responds to FA ban

Rio Ferdinand is unhappy with his punishment

Rio Ferdinand appeared to endorse a tweet sent on Friday accusing the Football Association of applying double standards in handing him a three-match ban.

Hamilton sets pace in Austin

Lewis Hamilton, pictured, got the better of team-mate Nico Rosberg

In-form Lewis Hamilton led a truncated Formula One field at the end of the first practice session ahead of this weekend's United States Grand Prix.

RWC too soon for Burgess - Corry

Sam Burgess arrived in Bath this week

Former England captain Martin Corry doubts Sam Burgess has enough time to prove himself worthy of a place in Stuart Lancaster's World Cup squad.

Rooney ready but no Radamel return

Wayne Rooney has been passed fit for the Manchester derby

Wayne Rooney has been passed fit for the Manchester derby but Radamel Falcao remains out through injury, United manager Louis van Gaal has confirmed.

UK's EU contribution soars to £11bn

The UK's net contribution to the EU rose by £2.7 billion

The UK's net contribution to the European Union soared to £11.3 billion in 2013, an increase of £2.7 billion from the previous year, according to official statistics.

Wilshere adds to injury woes

Jack Wilshere is the latest injury victim for Arsenal

Jack Wilshere has been added to Arsenal's lengthy injury list but Arsene Wenger is hoping to welcome back Olivier Giroud "miles ahead of schedule" in the coming weeks.

Costa back for Blues

Chelsea's Diego Costa will feature against QPR

Striker Diego Costa is available for Chelsea's Barclays Premier League clash with QPR on Saturday after missing four matches with a hamstring injury.

Rolf Harris loses first appeal bid

Rolf Harris was refused permission to appeal

Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris has lost the first round of his bid to appeal against his convictions for a string of indecent assaults.

BBC refuses apology over Top Gear

Jeremy Clarkson said he was "shocked" when someone pointed out the link between the H982 FKL number plate and the Falklands War

The BBC has refused the Argentinian ambassador's demand for a public apology following the row over a Top Gear special filmed in the South American country.

Pakistan poised for series win

Younis Khan made a double century as Pakistan dominated day two of the second Test against Australia

Pakistan all but ensured a first Test series win over Australia in 20 years, with Younis Khan's fifth double century and a hundred from Misbah-ul-Haq leaving them in a handsome position on day two in Abu Dhabi.

Pardew happy with Newcastle depth

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is happy with his squad

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has warned his players few of them can count on their place in his team after his understudies took centre-stage.